I installed a minimal Debian system (stable) without GUI, switched to testing/jessie to be able to get the Cinnamon desktop, but X didn't start on boot. If I log in as myself at the CLI, I can type
startx to launch the GUI, and I don't have any problems. So, I added the following to
# The default runlevel. id:5:initdefault: # ... sx:45:once:/bin/su -c /usr/bin/startx -l bateman
This has no effect whatsoever. Why not? More importantly, how do I make it work, without installing any more software?
It looks like my
/etc/inittab doesn't do anything at all.
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -a bateman 38400 tty1
does not autologin (even after creating and adding myself to the group
autologin) (a wild stab from here), and commenting out
3:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
does not disable
tty3. What is going on?